Growing up in a rough neighborhood of Long Beach, Calif., Jermaine Griggs caught the entrepreneurial bug at age 7 when he got a summer job selling stationery door to door. “I figured out that I could employ other kids [and make a] dollar for myself,” he recalls.
When he was just 17, Griggs launched HearandPlay.com as a piano instruction website, and now more than 2 million aspiring musicians download Griggs’s online music lessons every year, and more than 200,000 students receive his regular newsletters.
But Griggs isn’t stopping there. His future plans include speaking to inner city youth all over the country, encouraging them to have big dreams, and showing them how to reach their goals. Plus he’s THE non-guru all the guru’s go to when they’re stuck.
His stuff is so crisp, so clean and well done, he’s easily one of my favourite people in and outside the business world.